No teen wants angry, inflamed, pimple covered skin. I have outlined below some skin care tips below to get and maintain healthy clear skin.

  • Establish a daily regimen.
    Every teen, male and female, should have a basic, easy to follow three step skincare program for every day.

Cleanse to remove excess oil, dirt and makeup.
Exfoliate to prepare the dermis for skincare.
Moisturize to restore hydration.

  • Use Sunscreen.
    Young people treat their teen years like some sort of UV Happy Hour where the usual warnings about sun damage, and the use of sun blocks and products containing SPF, no longer apply. Sun damage in the teen years has lasting implications – use SPF now.
  •  Stop picking.
    Mom is right. You shouldn’t touch your face so much. Consistency is the  key  to skincare. Every teen’s daily regimen should be unvarying in its tools: clean water, a fresh wash cloth, and non-irritating cleanser, exfoliator and moisturizer chosen for their skin condition and type.
  • Escape the  acne/makeup downward spiral.
    Teens get blemishes. Teens cover blemishes with makeup. The wrong makeup irritates skin, causing more breakouts, which elevates makeup use. Invest in mineral cosmetics. True skincare makeup, mineral cosmetics boast pure, anti- comedogenic formulations that cover without irritating.
  • Look for… the  magic words that signify “good for you” on skincare/ makeup labels. look for the terms non-comedogenic, hypo or anti-allergenic, and  anti-irritant. Avoid products that contain these ingredients: lanolin, DNC red dye (found in blushers and bronzers), isopropyl myristate (paraffin – a major pore clogger).

Begin skincare early. Serious commitment to skincare is not a 30th birthday afterthought. Good choices, and habits begun early, yield healthy skin through the years – with immediate benefits, too, like clearing up problem skin.

Spa Phoenix offers specialty treatments for teens desperate to say ‘adios’ to acne. Our estheticians, Heidi, Melanie, and Karen begin with intervention and education. First they apply a teen facial specially devised for younger clients with inflammation prone skin and resulting acne and blemishes.
For those who use makeup, the esthetician is an advisor who helps younger clients make sense of skincare product and makeup selection and application.

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About Dr. Matt Galumbeck

With over 20 years of clinical experience and having performed over 5,000 cosmetic surgery procedures, Dr. Matthew Galumbeck has the experience and skills to deliver outstanding cosmetic surgery outcomes.

A native of Virginia Beach, Matthew Galumbeck, MD received his undergraduate degree from the College of William and Mary, and his medical degree from Duke University. He trained in general surgery at Case Western Reserve University, and in plastic surgery at Eastern Virginia Medical School. Further study includes advanced training in body contouring in Paris.

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